Grandfather tasked with capturing grandson’s marriage proposal on camera accidentally films himself

The situation might be funny, but his reaction was genuine and sweet
July 17, 2018 1:49 pm Last Updated: July 17, 2018 1:49 pm

Nowadays, unless you document any kind of event—big or small—with video or photo proof, it didn’t happen.

Good thing one man from California didn’t have just one person filming when he popped the question.

A California couple visiting Albuquerque, New Mexico, took a trip to Sandia Peak where the man proposed in late June 2018. (Screenshot via KOB 4)

A man, only identified as Christopher, made plans to propose to his girlfriend on top of Sandia Peak in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While at the base of the mountain, he met a couple, Jaime Hart and Jayce Flauding.

Hart’s grandfather, John Hart, was also present and was the one who struck up the initial conversation with Christopher.

“He introduced me to his girlfriend and at that point I said, ‘Wow, hey this would be a great chance for you to propose to your girlfriend and put a big smile on her face,’ and unbeknownst to me, that was the plan,” John told KOB 4.

John Hart video chats with his grandson, Jaime Hart, during an interview. (Screenshot via KOB 4)

When the group of strangers reached the peak, Christopher, who was visiting New Mexico from California, distracted his girlfriend and got Jaime’s attention.

His big moment was near.

He handed his phone to Jaime and before Christopher asked his girlfriend to marry him, Jaime handed his phone to John.

John wanted to capture the moment as it unfolded.

The only problem was John filmed himself rather than the proposal. The camera was in selfie mode!

“Oh, that’s so cool,” John said in the video.

“Christopher, I didn’t know it was going to happen, but I sure said something.”

John Hart (R) accidentally films himself while watching a marriage proposal at Sandia Peak in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Screenshot via YouTube/ValenZero)

Although John didn’t catch Christopher’s proposal, he did capture his own reaction—and it was as sweet and genuine as could be.

Ironically enough, KOB 4 reported that John used to be a photographer in the United States Navy.